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'File 19/243 II (C 72) Zubarah' [‎29r] (68/444)

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The record is made up of 1 file (212 folios). It was created in 14 Jun 1937-24 Jul 1937. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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SimiMi Kasip bin Itieh .and Saleh bin Ham called
to see me. this asornlog To^rcxrig the question of Eubareii.
i—i^h bin W-Tk&. recapitul^.ted the course of the negotia
tions and eventually stated that tiiey had recdiocl the
end of their tether and t'mt they could do no sore and
were anxious to return to Qatar* He showed, wb a letter
froa ghaiMi <Abdullah bin Qasal* in tfeieh it was stated
woBt clearly that Im #89not to give on the cjuesfeloB
of the withdrawal of t'&& Bahrain claim. He told m that
they were waiting for one aore aeetiag with the Bahrain
representnti^es and ^cre anxious to have it as soon as
possible. I told hia that I would inform the Bahrain
Government of their requireaents end trusted that it
would be possible to have the following dc>#
; ikh Hasir inferred ae that he had a letter from ShaiM:
# lhdullah which he m s prepared, to deliver to Els High
ness the Baler of Bahrain as soon as they had, coae to
an agreesent. He said that he thought that Shaikh
■'Ahdxillah had gone a long WK& tovs«r<3s aeeting Bahrain
with regard to the cuestion, of the Haim end that it was
time that His Bt&BBS&etB the Huler of Bahrain inada an
endeavour to met Sha3.ich <Abdull« i h regarding the elalas
■a- ■ barah.. I iapressed upon him th-at in ^ opinion ■
they should do all they could to bring about a solution
to the problem before they left*
Sd/- T. H.

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File contains correspondence related to hostilities that occurred between the forces of Shaikh Abdullah bin Qassim Al Thani of Qatar and the Al Naim tribe that took place in June and July 1937.

At this time, the Al Naim tribe was allied to the Al Khalifa ruling family of Bahrain who claimed Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. as a part of their own territory (the family had been based there before their conquest of Bahrain in 1783). The British authorities did not recognise the Al Khalifa's claim to Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. and did not intervene on their behalf. Hostilities ended in July 1937 and Shaikh Rashid bin Muhammad, Chief of the Al Naim tribe, agreed to recognise the rule of the Al Thani family over Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. .

The file also contains a map of Qatar (folio 164) and four aerial photographs of Zubarah 18th-century town located 105 km from Doha. (folios 160-163).

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1 file (212 folios)

File is arranged in chronological order, from earliest at beginning of the file to most recent at end.

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A bound correspondence file. Foliation starts on first page of text, top right hand circled number. Ends on last page in volume. A second foliation penciled, uncircled from folio 1a-209.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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